Organic gardening at Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Some great things are happening at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, one of Barbados’ premier natural attractions. The six-acre tropical gardens – complete with shaded pathways and a unique collection of trees and plants of diverse origin – not only continues to be a beautifully designed and maintained botanical retreat, but is also fast becoming an important centre of sustainability and horticultural learning with the introduction of organic gardening… Read More

Perfumer’s garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show took place this year from 19 to 23 May in London. The concept for the garden display of L’Occitane, the French bath and body company, at this year’s show was the history of the perfume industry of Grasse, France. The perfume industry in Grasse, France has been in decline… Read More

Tibetan tea, scented cake recipe, and finding a lost perfume formula

Hi everyone, just wanted to share the links to three interesting stories centered around scent and culture that I came across this week: An up-close look at Yak Butter tea, the national drink of Tibet (npr.org) A recipe for orange-scented olive oil cake from saveur.com And for the recently held, much-talked about Met Gala in NYC, a vintage perfume formula was… Read More

Heritage cooking with Honey Child Creole

Today I’m delighted to introduce you to Toni Rands. Toni is a “cheftrixx” and caterer living in Tasmania who specializes in authentic American-style cuisine that reflects and pays tribute to her rich family lineage and diverse heritage. She uses an abundance of fresh, natural ingredients in her cooking, continuing the style and tradition passed down from the talented hostesses… Read More

The Tamarind Seed

I’m pleased to announce that some of my products are now available at the lovely Tamarind Seed Lifestyle boutique in Barbados. The Tamarind Seed specializes in authentic, locally made art and craft. Their range of items includes pottery, mahogany woodwork, artisanal wines and condiments made from mango, soursop, tamarind, etc. Also textiles, cigars, jewellery, bath and body, books and… Read More

Mother’s Day Giveaway – win a free fine art print!

Update: This competition closed on Tuesday, May 6th and a lucky winner was chosen. Hi everyone, For a chance to win an exclusive Hibiscus Tea botanical print for Mother’s Day, please visit the wedding blog Bajan Wed for more details and enter to win! This giveaway is open to a worldwide audience and closes on May 5th. The winner… Read More

Borough Market

Have you ever been to Borough Market? These are some photos I took last July during my visit there. Besides being London’s oldest market – it dates back to the 13th century – Borough Market is the busiest, you’ll find it on a large site near the famous London Bridge. On a Saturday – the day that we went –… Read More